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Employee Appreciation Day

Happy Friday from Brown and Brown Insurance of Santa Barbara, to you! Our office will be closing at today Friday, April 6th at 12 noon for an off-site Employee Appreciation event. We will reopen Monday, April 9th at 8 am. Have a happy and safe weekend! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to

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We are Moving!

We are Moving!

Our office locations are moving.

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Is Serving Alcohol at the Holiday Party a Liability?

Is Serving Alcohol at the Holiday Party a Liability?

Is serving alcohol at the holiday party a liability? If so, what can we do to protect ourselves? Yes, alcohol can be a liability. Partygoers who overindulge could cause an accident at or after the party, or they might act in ways that violate your harassment policy. There are steps you can take to protect both yourself and your employees. Here are some practices you might consider: Ahead of Time Employers may be liable for employee misconduct and negligence when the employee is acting “in the course and scope...

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Important Contact Information for Fires

Important Contact Information for Fires

With the sudden onset of major Southern California fires, including the devastating Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, we’ve prepared a list of important insurance company contacts for you. As always, Brown & Brown is available to assist you with filing any claims if necessary as well. If you have any questions about your personal lines policies, how to file a claim, or need fire preparedness/fire recovery resources, don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-350-6328. UPDATE: The...

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Last year, nearly 27,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations where employees went directly to an attorney, and many employees who are victims of sexual harassment or are affected by it never report the incidents at all. Victims and witnesses of harassment often refrain from reporting because the harasser has the power to retaliate or because the organization has not...

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